How to report
CRICOS providers must provide their reporting information through the Provider Registration and International Student Management System (PRISMS).
What is PRISMS?
PRISMS is a secure database developed jointly by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and the Department of Home Affairs. PRISMS is used to administer the ESOS Act and provides a means for education and training providers to comply with legislative requirements by:
- issuing authentic confirmations of enrolments (CoE) as ‘evidence of enrolment’ in a registered full-time course, as required for the issue of a student visa by the Department of Home Affairs
- reporting changes in course enrolment, particularly where study ceases (non-compliance), or the duration of the study changes.
PRISMS also facilitates the monitoring of student compliance with visa conditions, as well as provider compliance with the ESOS Act.
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has created a detailed Provider User Guide for CRICOS providers. The Provider User Guide can be found by clicking on the above link, or by going to the PRISMS homepage and selecting ‘Provider User Guide’ under the Information section on the left side of the screen.
Timeframe for entering the information into PRISMS
If a student is under 18, the information must be communicated through PRISMS within 14 days. For all other students, information must be provided within 31 days.
For further information around time periods see Section 36 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.